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tar 1.28
     posted by gray, Sun 27 Jul 2014 09:19:11 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU tar version 1.28 is available for download.

New in this release:

New checkpoint action: totals

The --checkpoint-action=totals option instructs tar to output the total number of bytes transferred at each checkpoint. ...


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Tar 1.27.1
     posted by gray, Sun 17 Nov 2013 05:26:11 PM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.27.1 is available for download. This release fixes some bugs found so far in version 1.27, namely:

  • Fix unquoting of file names obtained via the -T option.
  • Fix GNU long link header timestamp (backward compatibility).
  • Fix extracting sparse members from star archives.
Tar 1.27
     posted by eggert, Sun 20 Oct 2013 12:33:10 AM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.27 was made available for download on 2013-10-05. For information about what's new in this release, please see the NEWS file.

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/plain/NEWS?id=release_1_27

Tar 1.26
     posted by gray, Sat 12 Mar 2011 11:20:41 AM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.26 is available for download. Changes in this release:

  • Fix the --verify option, which broke in version 1.24.
  • Fix storing long sparse file names in PAX archives.
  • Fix correctness of --atime-preserve=replace
  • Work around POSIX incompatibilities on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Tru64
  • Fix bug with --one-file-system --listed-incremental
Tar 1.25
     posted by gray, Sun 07 Nov 2010 04:42:29 PM UTC - 0 replies

Tar 1.25 is available for download. This is mainly a bug-fix release addressing the bugs found in the previous version 1.24:

  • Fix extraction of empty directories with the -C option in effect.
  • Fix extraction of device nodes.
  • Make sure name matching occurs before eventual name transformation. ...

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Tar 1.24
     posted by gray, Sun 24 Oct 2010 10:56:57 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.24 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • The --full-time option.
  • More reliable directory traversal when creating archives
  • --dereference consistency.
  • Extracts symlink attributes, such as last-modified time and link permissions, if the operating system supports this. ...

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Tar 1.23
     posted by gray, Wed 10 Mar 2010 12:48:32 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.23 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • Improved record size autodetection
  • Use of lseek on seekable archives
  • New command line option --warning
  • New command line option --level
  • Improved behavior in case when some files were removed during incremental dumps ...

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Migration to Git
     posted by gray, Sat 07 Mar 2009 03:53:35 PM UTC - 0 replies

Tar's repository has migrated from CVS to GIT. See http://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=tar for additional information.

Tar 1.22
     posted by gray, Thu 05 Mar 2009 08:06:19 AM UTC - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.22 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • Support for xz compression (--xz option)
  • Short option -J is reassigned as a shortcut for --xz.
  • The option -I is a shortcut for --use-compress-program
  • The --no-recursive option works with --incremental.
Tar 1.21
     posted by gray, Fri 26 Dec 2008 11:22:59 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.21 is available for download from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar.

New in this version:

  • New short option -J, a shortcut for --lzma.
  • New option --lzop
  • New option --no-auto-compress

Cancels the effect of previous --auto-compress (-a) option. ...


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Older News Approved
Tar 1.20 posted by gray, Mon 14 Apr 2008 02:33:01 PM UTC - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.18 released (GPLv3) posted by gray, Fri 29 Jun 2007 09:39:40 PM UTC - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.17 released posted by gray, Fri 08 Jun 2007 10:50:42 AM UTC - 2 replies
GNU tar 1.16.1 posted by gray, Sat 09 Dec 2006 02:15:07 PM UTC - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.16 released posted by gray, Sat 21 Oct 2006 05:19:47 PM UTC - 0 replies
Tar 1.15.91 released posted by gray, Fri 16 Jun 2006 02:09:33 PM UTC - 0 replies
Tar 1.15.90 released posted by gray, Mon 20 Feb 2006 10:21:02 AM UTC - 0 replies
Important update: tar-1.15.1 posted by gray, Tue 21 Dec 2004 04:19:53 PM UTC - 0 replies
Tar 1.15 released posted by gray, Mon 20 Dec 2004 03:21:49 PM UTC - 0 replies
Tar 1.13.90 is available. posted by gray, Sat 01 Nov 2003 02:34:12 PM UTC - 0 replies
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